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NOAA 15 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 25338
COSPAR ID 1998-030-A
Name in Spacetrack catalog NOAA 15

Amateur radio information
Downlink: 137.6200 MHz

Satellite Details

Orbit 797 x 813 km, 98.8°
Category Meteorology
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 5.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)4.2 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 13 May 1998 15:52
Launch siteVandenberg AFB,
United States
Launch vehicle Titan II SLV
View from orbit pole
 

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